U-21 football: Poland stun Italy at European championships
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland have beaten favourites Italy 1-0 in their second match of the European under-21 football championships.
Poland's Krystian Bielik (second from right) in action against Italy in Bologna on Wednesday.Photo: EPA/ALESSIO MARINI
Krystian Bielik scored the winning goal for the Polish team in the 40th minute of play in the northern Italian city of Bologna on Wednesday.
Poland beat Belgium 3-2 in their first match of the championships on Sunday.
The young Poles on Saturday take on Spain in their next game at the tournament, which is being hosted by six cities, five in Italy and one in San Marino.
Twelve teams divided into three groups play in the U-21 championships, which are run by the European Football Association (UEFA).
The winners of the three groups and the second-place team with the best record make it through to the semifinals.
The tournament's top four teams will automatically qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.